In dedication to those affected by racial discrimination, the Black Student Union (BSU) will host this year’s silent sit down in the quad during lunch, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.
Students will give a moment of silence to those, predominantly people of color, who have fallen at the hands of police brutality, as the BSU announces the names of the victims.
“We want to raise awareness about police brutality and the victims since it is still prevalent in society,” said Brittany Jasper, junior and president of the BSU.
Around the quad, students will hold various signs like “#BlackLivesMatter” or #LatinxLivesMatter” as a way to recognize the discriminations faced by many people of color.
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) club built the set up in the quad, which includes an interactive bridge made out of wood. Students will be able to express their thoughts on cutouts of footprints. MESA decided on a bridge as a symbol to unify people regardless of their identity.
Written by Staff Writer,